Archive for June, 2016

Sommerville

Trumpeter Joey Sommerville’s musical essence lies in the Baptist church. “When I was a teenager, I would judge the caliber of my playing by the number of people in the congregation who “got happy”. If you aren’t touching the listener’s soul, then you aren’t really playing music. Soul communication is the key.” Fast forward to today where Joey’s unique style of new millennium jazz, with funk, gospel and bop influences, is delivered with infectious pop sensibilities. It’s this, coupled with his humor, warmth and showmanship, that drives the crowd crazy, creating a huge almost “cult-like” following of fans. And rightly so.

Saturday, July 2 2016 7:00 + 10:00 PM

Martini Blu, 5060 W. FM 1960, Houston, TX 77069

 

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July 1st – July 3rd

With Mindi Abair will be Simon Carter (keyboards), Frank Felix (bass), Marc Parnell (drums) and special guest Dom Brown from Duran Duran on guitar.

Please call 0207 439 4962 to book seats.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

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Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:00 am

David Benoit was born in California, and grew up in Los Angeles. He was bitten by the jazz bug after watching a Charlie Brown special on TV and listening to the music of Vince Guaraldi in 1965. “When I heard that jazz piano trio, that was the defining moment when I decided that I wanted to play like Vince Guaraldi”, says the pianist, composer and arranger. Aged thirteen, he began studying piano and later he also studied music theory. composition, orchestration and film scoring with several designated masters. Since then, he’s worked with an impressive potpourri of musicians including the Rippingtons, Dave Koz, Faith Hill, David Sanborn, CeCe Winans and Brian McKnight. His first album was released in 1977, followed by many other chart toppers. Overall, David has received three Grammy nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Smooth Jazz Awards in 2010. With his most recent CD he wanted to show other dimensions of his artistry and the result is his first recording with a vocalist: featuring Jane Monheit, a Grammy-nominated chanteuse from New York.

Here you can order your exclusive festival package:
from 2 nights (Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 6 concerts:
from 533,00 Euro per person in a double room
from 3 nights (Sept 29 to Oct 2, 2016) incl. breakfast & 8 concerts:
from 623,00 Euro per person in a double room

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A perennial favourite at Pizza Express Jazz Club, keyboard player Oli Silk always brings his own brand of dynamism and electricity to the stage. Mixing contemporary jazz with funk, latin and soulful vocals, Oli alongside his 5 piece band are back for one night only. The show will be particularly special as Oli will have copies of his brand new fifth album “Where I Left Off” two weeks before it goes on general release and you’ll hear some tracks performed live before anyone else in the whole world!

Oli will be accompanied by Julian Crampton on Bass, Westley Joseph on Drums, Mark Jaimes on Guitar, Dean Mongerio on Sax and Katie Leone on Vocals.

Please call 0207 439 4962 to book seats.

Pizza Express Jazz Club, 10 Dean Street, London, United Kingdom

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Sax In The City featuring Marion Meadows, Dean James and Vandell Andrew.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Ste. 300, Houston, TX 77002

KimScott CD Release Concert

Magic City Smooth Jazz Presents: Renowned jazz flutist, Kim Scott, in releasing her highly anticipated third album entitled, “Southern Heat”! Newly signed to the Innervision Records Label, her latest single, “Sizzle” has climbed the national and international jazz charts setting the tone for this new project. “Southern Heat” will surely put your feet to the fire with toe-tapping grooves and hot Latin vibes. Nothing beats experiencing Kim Scott’s music live, so come hear her and her dynamic band perform the entire album, showcasing amazing talent and energy. With surprise musical guests to feature, this night will be one to remember. VIP tickets are limited and offer a pre-concert reception, reserved seating and a copy of ” Southern Heat.” CD’s will be available for sale in the main lobby immediately after the show.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:00 PM

Dorothy Jemison Day Theater, 800 19th St N, Birmingham, Atlanta 35203

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Dave Koz and David Sanborn Side by Side

with Special Guests Chante Moore and Jonathan Fritzen

Tickets Available At: http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com

Charge by Phone: 1.832.487.7041

Special Thanks to Houstonfirst, Gulfgate Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, and Dexter Thomas Financial Services

Saxophonist, Dave Koz in the 25 years since the release of his solo debut album, has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, and had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard. David Sanborn has released 24 albums, won six Grammy Awards, and has had eight Gold albums and one Platinum album. Singer and Songwriter Chante Moore was heavily influenced by the music of George Duke and Lee Ritenour. Don’t miss this amazing show. Benefiting The Bishop Arts Theater Center.

Saturday August 6, 2016 8:00pm Showtime

Brown Theater at the Wortham Center, 501 Texas Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002

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Welcome to Season IV of the Gallery Suite Jazz Series.

Since its inception in 2012, the Gallery Suite Jazz Series has been host to thirty seven consecutive sold out showcases featuring a celebrated list of regional, national and international artists. Now in its forth season, the series continues its tradition of offering some of the best entertainment in downtown Lansing performed by notable artists in various styles of the jazz idiom.

The Gallery Suite Jazz Series is hosted by International recording artist and saxophonist Phil Denny and takes place in downtown Lansing’s most unique and intimate artist-owned studio spaces. This hip, urban, raw venue with open wood ceilings, hardwood floors and exposed brick walls creates the ideal backdrop for you and your guests to experience a night of lively entertainment with an emphasis on diversion though pure musical artistry. With a limited seating capacity, those present will feel as though the music is being performed just for them.

This month’s featured artist is NY based guitarist JJ Sansaverino. JJ is an outstanding performer who has a take no prisoners performance attitude. His musical style is a mix of Smooth Jazz, R&B, World Music, and Fusion, a la Santana meets Benson. He has reached millions with his music, touring the world for the past 25 years and can be seen currently on tour with Maxi Priest. JJ is a Berklee College of Music graduate and even had the prestigious honor of performing at Sir Paul McCartneys wedding to Heather Mills. Yup…JJ is the man!

Friday, June 24th 2016 8:00 pm

La Fille Gallery , 336 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933

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Alexander Zonjic & Friends Smooth Jazz Cruise

featuring

Al Ayoub – Guitar
Mike Harrington – Bass
Marcus Hunter – Drums
James Shelton – Keys

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
Boarding: 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Cruising: 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Party over: 10:30pm

Enjoy a two and a half hours cruise featuring the Captain’s Prime Rib Dinner on the beautiful Detroit River!

Tickets: Adults $59.98 Children $30

Limited seating available – Call today! 877-338-2628 or 877-DET-BOAT

Now recognized as one of the region’s premier jazz events, the Lake Arbor Jazz Festival is returning to beautiful Lake Arbor in Mitchellville, MD for our 7th annual event!

Come and enjoy four days of non-stop contemporary and traditional jazz music featuring some of the DMV’s and the nation’s finest jazz and R&B groups.

This year’s Festival will kick off with our Thursday, July 7th Evening Pre-Festival Jam Session followed by our signature VIP Summer White Gala & Live Performance on Friday, July 8th at Martin’s Camelot in Upper Marlboro, MD. Saturday’s Festival on July 9th is packed with performances by local and national artists and ends with a star-studded After-Party and Jam Session at Stonefish Grill in New Carrollton. The Festival weekend wraps up with something for your heart and soul — a delectable Sunday Gospel Jazz Brunch on Sunday, July 10th at the Greenbelt Marriott! It really doesn’t get any better than this and all right in the heart of our own Prince George’s County!

Friday, July 08, 2016 – 6:30 pm

Today, the 4-day Lake Arbor Jazz Festival features a VIP Summer White Gala with: Euge Groove, Kendall Isadore, FAME Youth Jazz Band.

Saturday, July 09, 2016 – 12:00 – noon

1:00PM Fame Jazz Band
1:55PM I&I Riddim Reggae
3:00PM Art Sherrod, David Stephens, and Lin Roundtree
4:20PM Phaze II Featuring Oweleo
5:40PM Brian Lenair & Athea Rene
7:00PM Brian Simpson & Elan Trotman

Martin’s Camelot, 13905 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20774